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Adam Swanson


Alessandra Fabiani Home for the Holidays


Ali Ryerson


Consistently ranked among the top flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll for well over a decade,  Ali has recorded and/or toured with jazz greats such as Red Rodney, Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, Kenny Werner, Frank Wess, Hubert Laws, Stephane Grappelli, Harold Danko, Art Farmer, Mike Mainieri, and Joe Beck, as well as a guest appearance with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. 

Ryerson has released over two dozen albums on major jazz labels, including Concord Records, DMP, Capri, and legendary jazz producer Bob Thiele’s final jazz label, Red Baron. When Ryerson’s groundbreaking Jazz Flute Big Band released their debut CD, Game Changer on Capri Records, the album hit the ‘TOP 10’ on the US Jazz Charts for six straight weeks. 


Andy Crosten


Annette Wasilik


On Love & Fire:


"A dead perfect singer/ songwriter putting out material straight from the heart,  the words, the music and voice all come together so perfectly...Killer stuff." 


- Chris Spector, 

Midwest Records

Beth McDonald and Joe Holt

Photo Beth McDonald is a jazz vocalist in the classic sense - in love with melody, the great standards, and the charm of another era. She is also a contemporary singer/songwriter, writing and performing to our shared experiences, our emotions and our stories.   Joe Holt is a jazz pianist who shares a love of the great traditions, known for creative spontaneity and a love of performing.   In Singing Our Stories, Beth and Joe combine original compositions and classic gems, weaving a unique musical melding of classic and contemporary, joys and sorrows, soul searching and carefree romping. Join us for an evening that will touch your heart and spirit.

Bill Toms: Acoustic


Billy Colucci

Photo Quiet, reclusive and massively talented Billy Colucci’s name is known to Baltimoreans who really know their jazz. A master pianist and composer Billy Colucci has worked with everyone from Anita O’Day to Steve Allen and Andy Warhol. The South Philly native and long-time Fells Point resident is known for his intelligent, lyrical compositions and impeccable technique. As a kid in a home with no piano he used to draw piano keys on the kitchen table to practice. Oh – and he used to play record hops with Frankie Avalon as his vocalist!  Tonight he shares classic compositions in the tradition of Bill Evans and his beautiful and haunting originals. David Foster accompanies on bass.

Brooks Williams


Calla Fuqua


Carl Grubbs


"Grubbs has crafted a work of considerable color and depth in his Inner Harbor Suite; melodies, counter-melodies, blues elements of call and response, bebop rhythms, Afro-Cuban rhythms and avant-garde elements." – Howard Mandel, DownBeat Magazine

"The quartet takes the tonal centers of Trane’s “Giant Steps”? as their shared springboard. Grubbs solos first, crafting a highly personalized tribute to the composer through a verbose series of high register note streams . . . bouts of impressive circular breathing in solo and tandem, but the extended reed techniques never compromise the musicality of their endeavors. 'July' features the full quartet galloping through another of Grubb’s melodically charged creations Miles Davis’s 'Four'? supplies further fodder for spirited blowing and the quartet attacks the bop standard with a voracious improvisatory elán." – Derek Taylor, Cadence Magazine

“Grubbs opened the main show by lifting his alto saxophone and exploding into hot Latin riffs of his composition “Bossa.” His fierce blowing on “Saturn,” one of his signature tunes, was a highlight, and “Barbara Dear” featured tenderly blown harmonies by Grubbs on a tune honoring his wife.
– Steve Monroe, Baltimore Jazz Alliance

Carolyn Black-Sotir


Charisma Wooten

Photo Ms. Wooten returns to Germano’s Trattoria for her fourth year with An Evening of Eclectic Songs. Whether the music is classical, jazz, American show tunes, spirituals, gospel or folk music, this vocalist entertains you with drama and comedy.

"Wooten’s other strength is her confident command of her audience.  She led two of the more effective audience participation numbers I’ve seen of late.    And she performed one of the best bows and runoffs I’ve ever seen in a cabaret – as she rode the crest of her audience’s enthusiasm."

Michael Miyazaki
Cabaret Scenes

Charisma Wooten as Jackie Moms Mabley


Christine Thomas & Mezzoid Voice Studio


Cold Spring Jazz Quartet


**This is access to a recording of their live performance on our stage on July 16, 2020.**

Mark Osteen, vocals and saxophones
Charlie Etzel, piano
Gary Kerner, bass
Greg Mack, drums and percussion

Cold Spring Jazz Quartet. Current. Classic. Cool. 

Streaming cost is $5
Donations are welcomed.

Darla Jean and the Somethin' or Others


David DeBoy and the Hons


Gary Rubin

Photo Join Gary Rubin, a local favorite, accompanied by Brent Hardesty at the piano, as they weave their magic, singing the classic songs of Sinatra, Bennett, Darin and Buble. A delightful evening of nostalgic and contemporary classics that will compel you to hum and sing along with them and will make everyday a special occasion. You will walk out smiling!

Gentle Temper


“From their vocals to their instrumentation to their deceptively complex, sublimely euphoric arrangements, Gentle Temper escape fault. An ability to subtly shift any given song’s dynamics, effortlessly evolving from contemplative, windswept panoramas to passages that express determination through deftly chugging rhythms, never fails to impress… In a genre that can feel dreary and limp, Gentle Temper circumvents this pitfall with craftsmanship, authenticity and charisma.” 
- Andy Kaufmann,
Music Connection Magazine

Gift Certificate


Holland & Coots


"Holland and Coots take you on a musical journey that radiates joyful ebullience one moment and wistful lyricism the next."
- Bryan Wright, owner Rivermont Records

"[They] should come with seat belts and a warning about excessive amounts of white-knuckle, adrenaline-charged, exuberant effervescence!"
- Tony Caramia, Director of Pedagogy Studies, Eastman School of Music, regarding Holland, Coots, and Spitznagel's recording "Three's Company"

"[This] is ... piano music at its best, presented in great variety, performed by superb musicians..."
- Max Morath, regarding Holland, Coots, and Wright's recording "Live from Buenos Aires


Jeanne Gies


Dubbed a 'pro' by Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein, Jeanne is recognized for her full-bodied voice and distinctive phrasing. UK Jazz Waves host Alan Steadman sums it up: 'At a time when there are many vocalists who think they are jazz singers, it's great to hear someone who really is . . .


Jeff Smith


Jennifer Blades and John Bowen

Photo We've all heard songs that trace the story and glory of romantic love. Love found. Love lost. Love the second time around. But what about love that is obsessive, secretive, and self-destructive? Not a show for the faint of heart, Here in the Dark sings the intoxicating siren song of bad decisions, unhealthy behavior, and fatal attraction. Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Patsy Cline, Rihanna, Sara Bareilles, and others coalesce in a heady musical vortex where love just isn't the answer. Baltimore's own cabaret gem Jennifer Blades is joined by music director and pianist John Bowen as they journey into the dark.

Julie Kurzava and Diane Kinsley

Photo Through the endless optimism of the 20s and the deep depression of the 30’s, George and Ira Gershwin’s songs captivated America. George’s energetic, colorful tunes combined with Ira’s breezy wit, set the standard for popular music as the day. Not only were they icons themselves, but they were hugely influential among their peers on Broadway and in Hollywood.  Singer Julie Kurzava and pianist Diane Kinsley go back to that time, presenting standards and lesser known songs by George & Ira Gershwin, plus a few from their friends and contemporaries, including Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern & Cole Porter. Julie Kurzava brings her whimsical style, combined with Ira Gershwins breezy wit – a combination that is just “S’wonderful”.

Kings of Crownsville

Photo Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriter Steve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix. Their signature horn section transports listeners to the streets of the Big Easy, while they also add precise three- and four-part harmonies to their musical gumbo. Think Louis Armstrong meets Steely Dan. Finalists in the 2012 Baltimore Blues Society competition, the Kings perform regularly throughout the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. The Kings of Crownsville features Johnson backed by Ed Justice on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals; Jim Tavener on trombone, percussion, and vocals; Mike McCormick on keyboards and vocals; David Vermette on bass and vocals; and Rob Creath

"Homegrown Americana boogie blues and big band rockin' swing jazz is a chunky description of the Kings.  The 6-piece band lends guitar, bass, drums, piano, trumpet, trombone, and vocal harmony.  The result is a robust, polished sound that makes for easy toe-tapping and dancing."


Stephen Perraud. The Live Wire. June 2011

Kipyn Martin


Ladder to the Moon


“Nicolette Good and Colin Gilmore make smart, moving, poetic and timeless roots music.”  - Dave Alvin (The Blasters, The Knitters)



Letitia VanSant is "...the Joan Baez of Baltimore."  - Baltimore Magazine

Larry Brown Quartet

Photo Pianist Larry Brown leads one of the most accomplished straight-ahead jazz groups in the Mid-Atlantic area, having performed at An Die Musik, Blues Alley, the Meyerhoff, the Kennedy Center, the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, East Coast Jazz Festival, Baltimore-Washington Jazz Fest, Alexandria Jazz Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival, Strathmore Mansion, and the Black Rock Center for the Arts. describes The Larry Brown Quintet as "Straight-ahead jazz at its best, with a forthright approach to well chosen material, supported by first rate soloists and a rock-solid rhythm section." The group’s four CDs receive airplay all over the country, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Russia, and Japan. The band, which reprises the hard-bop style of the legendary Blue Note era, was recognized by the Washington Area Music Association (WAM

Washingtonian magazine says, “Larry Brown is a pianist whose rendering of ballads is particularly moving”. The Washington Post calls him “an artist deserving of greater exposure” and says Brown “evokes the master touch”. 

Laurette Hankins-O'Connell


REVIEW from Capital Gazette, June 2019: “Blessed with an extraordinary voice, great comedic timing and a generous spirit…Gifted with wit and self-deprecating humor, Hankins-O’Connell charmed the audience” -- Sharon Lee Tegler


REVIEW from CABARET SCENES Magazine, June 2016: “Hankins-O’Connell has an offhanded charm and forged a solid connection with the audience.  She is an effective comedienne, and did a stellar job in wringing out laughs from “My Mother’s Wedding Day” (Brigadoon).  Her patter was well-crafted, wittily providing interesting insights in the transition from stage to cinema of the works she was saluting.” -- Michael Miyazaki

Mariah Bonner


"Mariah's performances are electric!"

- Jennifer D.

"Mariah Bonner brings exciting entertainment to the stage with her witty and smooth repertoire."

- Beth k.

"Mariah held our attention all evening as she performed with wit, exuberance and charm!"

- Chris P. 


Marianne Matheny-Katz


Marianne Matheny-Katz’s new CD, Somewhere in Paradise, comes as close to being perfect as any I have heard! The vocalist herself delivers the material superbly, with no affectations or gimmicks and with a great jazz sensibility.” 
John Tegler WEAA – 88.9 FM - 

Mark Kraemer


“Playing saxophone is an extension of my soul, playing jazz is a way of life.”

Mark Nadler


“Mark Nadler, aka Mr. Show Business, is Danny Kaye freshly reincarnated as a hyperkinetic piano man visiting from vaudeville heaven...a comic spark plug touched with brilliance!”

Stephen Holden, The New York Times

My Brother's Keeper


"You are the whole package" - Batesville Herald Tribune

"Y'all aren't bad for Yankees!" - Some guy in Bristol, TN

"My Brother’s Keeper is one of the fastest rising bluegrass bands on the Cincinnati music scene." - Wilmington College

"With original music that draws inspiration from bluegrass to rock and everything in between, MBK strives to be unique as well as listenable." - Globe Gazette, Mason City, IA

Open Mic Night with Mary Reilly


Opus Concert Theatre (Amahl)




Philip Thomas


Renee Collins Georges - Holiday 2019


Rhoda Harrison


"Rhoda is a delight … intensely devoted to her craft.  The musicality expressed in her singing is most affecting, and hearing her in concert is a treat not to be missed.  Her personality is positive, encouraging, and inspiring.”   - Wallace Ford, Director of Music/Organist/Harpist

Roger Street Friedman


Russ Margo


" evening of music and fun fit for everyone!"

Sandy and Richard Riccardi


For a hilarious and dangerous cabaret show, the Riccardis cannot be beat." NYC Cabaret Scenes Magazine June, 2018
"The cabaret duo of Sandy and Richard Riccardi are clearly two leaders of the Trump Resistance—Cabaret Division." Baltimore  Cabaret Scenes Magazine, June 2018

Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi


“I love to hear Stephanie and Paolo together. They are an inspiration. Such sympatico! Such back-and-forth! Individually they are marvelous musicians—we’ve known that, but together they play 4-handed stride as it’s never been done. Brava, bravo!”

– Dick Hyman

 “They blend humour and showmanship with impeccable technique and mature musicality” 

– William Pemberton


“Their playing is very complementary and mutually inspiring with plenty of fireworks along the way” 

– Scott Yanow


Stone Hill All-Stars

Photo In recent years, The Stone Hill All-Stars have backed up Chinese pipa prodigee Min Xiao Fen, Rockabilly Hall of Famer Sleepy Labeef, accordian-master Billy McComiskey, rocker Greg Kihn, and many more.  They have also produced a steady output of albums, all marked by their sprawling, countrified, funkified, poeticized rantings.  As always, they will be joined by a series of guests, and will introduce a slew of new songs.

Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

[The Stone Hill All-Stars – Live”] demonstrates why this combo is the cornerstone of the local roots music scene. Paul Margolis spins poetic yarns over guitar parts Ry Cooder might envy, as accordionist/pianist John Shock bobs and weaves through polka/reggae/rock rhythms conjured by drummer Hoppy Hopkins and bassist Dan Naiman. -- John Lewis, Baltimore Magazine

Fifteen live tracks served with style and panache by this Baltimore collective. They are certainly a part of the Americana roots scene, but they conjure up a lot more jazz and world-beat than one might first suspect. That is likely due to the high level of musicianship these guys have. All the more amazing that this is a live recording. -- David Hintz, DC Rock Live

The songs are well arranged and played with an enthusiasm that comes across in the crystal clear recording of the concert. Mixed and produced by the band, the ease of playing and the comfortable slide of the individual songs channel everything that is attractive in folk, rhythm & blues and loose jazz. -- Paul McGee, Lonesome Highway

The Golden Gays NYC


“It’s like vaudeville for the new generation!”

“They had me laughing so hard my cheeks hurt!”

The Golden Gays NYC (XMAS)


“It’s like vaudeville for the new generation!” - Rachel in Asbury Park, NJ

“They had me laughing so hard my cheeks hurt!” - Mary in Fort Lauderdale, FL

“The best show I’ve seen here in a long time.  More of this, please!” - Michael in Detroit, MI 

The Old Part of Town

Photo Join us as Baltimore folkie stars The Old Part of Town says a big THANK YOU to John Seay for his years with the band, and as they welcome new town resident Upright Dave Frieman on bass. John will be playing some songs with the band one last time, and will pass the's going to be a special night.

The Old Part Of Town is a Baltimore-based Americana band, formed in 2013 to serve as a vehicle for the songwriting and musical talents of Matt Douglass and Sam Nitzberg. Mining the rich musical landscape of folk, rock and roll, country-western and blues, their dynamic live shows are peppered with covers of hidden gems from an eclectic range of musical sources.

$!2 in advance/$15 at door/$10 full-time student with ID

"Brings you in as friends listening to shared stories." - The Alternate Root
"Homespun Harmonizing." - The Modern Folk Music of America
"What is striking is the enthusiasm and joy with which the band plays its music." - Rudolf's Music

The Worthy Brothers Music Group


Time For A Change Jazz Quartet


Todd Harrison Twining

Photo The marvelous composer, vocalist and musician, Todd Harrison Twining, puts us in the holiday spirit in this delightful cabaret of favorites perfect for the whole family.

Tony Ziesat



     "Tony Z's vocal interpretations of the Great American Songbook and jazz standards are beautifully expressive of that body of work.  Hearing him live is a rare opportunity to experience the timelessness of those great songs in person.  Go see Tony Z and Stef as soon and as often as you can!"   -   Jimmy Kachulis, Professor of Songwriting and World Music, Berklee College of Music

Troy Koger


Twisted Knickers Burlesque


Words In Flight